PASADENA, CA – The Occidental baseball team took a doubleheader from Caltech on Saturday afternoon by scores of 10-0 and 19-6.
Game One – Occidental 10, Caltech 0 (Box Score)
The first five innings proved to be a pitchers dual as neither team crossed the plate.
Occidental scored four runs in the sixth inning to break the deadlock. During the frame the Tigers sent 10 batters to the plate during their four-run outburst. The visitors strung together four hits and took advantage of a Caltech error, hit batsman and wild pitch to grab the game's momentum. In the bottom half of the inning Caltech got runners into the scoring position but couldn't get on the scoreboard.
The Tigers sealed the game with a six-run seventh inning. Occidental had four extra base hit in the inning to aid in their big inning. Four different players drove in a run in putting the game out of reach.
Logan Allen went 3-for-5 with two RBI's and a run scored to pace the Tigers offense. Christ Caldwell chipped in a 2-for-5 effort with two runs scored and an RBI.
Mitch Margolis went six innings, struck three and gave-up two hits in earning the win on the mound.
Caltech starter Daniel Chou went six innings as well as he struck out three.
Game Two – Occidental 19, Caltech 6 (Box Score)
The visitors sent 14 batters to the plate in the first inning as they scored eight runs before Caltech came to the plate. Occidental scored their runs by piecing together five hits mixed in with three Beaver errors in jumping out to the lead. Caltech responded in the bottom half of the inning with three runs by recording three hits and taking advantage of an Occidental error.
Occidental increased their five-run lead by scoring a single run in the third inning then scoring three more in the fourth inning. Trailing 12-3, Caltech put three runs on the board in the fifth inning to cut into their deficit. However, that was as close as the Beavers would get as the Tigers sealed the game with a five-run eighth inning.
Chris Strain pieced together a 3-for-5 effort while driving in four and scoring three.